In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Today and Tomorrow

My biggest accomplishment of the day is a Julia hair re-do. She got the whole treatment - take down, wash, comb, and re-style. I was pretty impressed with the new $26 bottle of conditioner that I bought (I should be for that price -right?) I'm just so paranoid that all the swimming is damaging their hair that I keep going for better conditioner and it just doesn't come cheap. The bottle makes a comment about affordable, which is laughable considering that I've never used anything that costs more than $4 a bottle on myself! Anyway, Julia did well for hair time so she got "to go to chicken." "Going to chicken" consists of driving Julia five miles to a local gas station that is known for their chicken tenders. She proudly orders the chicken tender special and carries it home with a big smile. I realize it's kind of red-necky to "go to chicken" at a gas station, but the nearest Chick-Fil-A is about 30 miles!

Now, Julia is worn out.

My next big today project, other than clearing the living room floor and shuffling laundry, is to finish Gabriel's transcripts. I'm not enjoying that job right now, which is why I'm blogging to procrastinate.

Tomorrow, after church, and after the water park, I pick up 50 pounds of tomatoes to start this years salsa making. We made 40 jars last year and just finished the last jar last night! It's a lot of work, but tastes way better than bought!

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